(CNN) - Thomas E. Perez, now the U.S. assistant attorney general heading the Justice Department's civil rights division, will be nominated to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, a Democratic source said.
A former federal prosecutor and official in his home state of Maryland, Perez was sworn into his current post in October 2009.
If approved, he'd take the position recently held by Hilda L. Solis, a former congresswoman who resigned in January.
Washington (CNN) - Twenty-three days since they last met face-to-face and 23 days before the fiscal cliff becomes a harsh reality, the two men most pivotal to the contentious budget talks sat down Sunday.
There was no evidence of a breakthrough, though President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner at least did agree on something: what, and what not, to say.FULL STORY